The Hyundai Creta just got an update last year and must we add, it was a major one. The Creta received a lot of new features, a fresher styling as well as a slight revision to the price tag too. Looks like Hyundai isn’t resting on its laurels. The Korean carmaker, ahead of new competitor car launches, has revised the Creta trims as well as added more distinguishing features. One can order the refreshed Creta right now with deliveries being fulfilled in a few weeks.
Tell me more about the Creta’s new features and revised variant list
The Creta now gets most of the missing stuff which we had pointed out in our review. These include LED tail lights, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder for the front passengers, eco coating on the AC, seat back pocket, speed sensing door lock and speed alert system. Further more, the additions have also changed the way the trims are positioned. This includes bringing in E+ and SX(O) Executive trims. The latter is the top dog now as far as trims are concerned and is available only with manual trims. It gets ventilated seats in addition to the wireless charger, sunroof and powered driver’s seat.
In the meanwhile, the E+ sits above the base E and comes with a 5-inch touchscreen system as well as electrically adjustable ORVMs.
Any changes to the powertrain?
While the variant division has relegated the 1.4 diesel to E+ and S trims, there are no other changes. One can still order the 1.6-litre petrol manual in the base E trim as well. Hyundai continues to offer a refined 90PS 1.4-litre diesel with a 6-speed manual while the 1.6-litre petrol/diesel produce in excess of 120PS and are available with a 6-speed automatic or manual options.
Currently, the revised price list of the new Creta isn’t out yet but the older trims used to start at Rs 9.99 lakh, going all the way to Rs 15.80 lakh mark, ex-Mumbai. It will be interesting to see if there is a hike in prices for the base trims. The refreshed car will go up against the Tata Harrier that will be launched within a week’s time and the new Nissan Kicks.